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Bashir forms unpopular government

from BBC
Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir
Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir

( 9, 2015)-Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir, has formed a new government.

The formation of the new Sudanese Government comes a month after winning recent elections in the country.

According to the BBC, the elections were boycotted by the main opposition parties and tarnished by a poor turnout.
The key foreign ministry portfolio was given to Ibrahim Ghandour, a former presidential assistant.

Mohamed Zayed has been appointed Oil Minister, while Mustafa Osman Obeid was appointed Acting Defense Minister.

The new government will comprise a total of 31 cabinet ministers, the BBC quotes Sudanese Government officials as saying.

President Bashir has also appointed governors for Sudan's 18 states in what he has vowed will be a "new page" for his country.


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